- Feb 26, 2021
Over the centuries, popes have always found plenty of ways to speak without using words, especially when words might be inconvenient or hard to take back.
Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn Friday weighed in on the breach of the US Capitol by pro-Trump protesters that took place nearly 10 days ago, condemning the violence and the lies he said caused the riot in the first place.
Pope Francis and Austrian church leaders expressed dismay and sorrow after terrorists attack that left at least five dead in central Vienna, and they urged citizens to uphold key values of tolerance and respect.
To call a public blast by one cardinal against another “rare” is to traffic in understatement. To find any sort of precedent we have to go back a decade, and a public conflict between Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, Austria, and Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano.
Written by an Italian journalist and food critic named Carlo Petrini, the new interview book with the pope is called Terrafutura, or “Future Earth,” with the subtitle, “Dialogues with Pope Francis on Integral Ecology.”
Although he’s now nearing the mandatory retirement age of 75, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, Austria, was a young pup when he was first named a bishop almost 30 years ago, which means he’s seen a lot of water under the bridge.